Win The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning

As a mother, it’s a treat to be able to show my children the Disney movies that captivated me as a child. The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorites, so I was excited to introduce it to my daughter, when it was re-released a couple of years ago to DVD.

On August 26th, Walt Disney Home Entertainment released The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, and I was thrilled to be able to share the prequel with my daughter, since we are both huge fans of Ariel.

Jodi Benson as Ariel and Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian, reprise their famous roles and put on an incredible show as they help to tell the story of a time when music was banned from the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. We watch as Ariel, torn between family duty and her love of music, makes a difficult choice in hopes of restoring music, friendship and love to the kingdom.

Since a Disney movie isn’t complete without a villain, Sally Field joins the stellar cast as the voice of Marina Del Rey, the evil governess for King Triton’s daughters.

I enjoyed watching the beginning portions of the movie, where we get to see Ariel, already a daddy’s girl, as a young tot. As a mom, I was also touched while watching Ariel’s mother as she lovingly sang to her daughters.

The animation is definitely up there with the original film. The musical numbers are also fun, but don’t compare to those we instantly fell in love with in the original Disney classic. For a straight to DVD movie, however, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is superb.

In stores, the movie retails for $29.99, and I do feel it is worth every cent.

We do have two copies to giveaway. One can be yours. Just leave a comment below to enter. We will draw our lucky winners on September 13th.


  1. says

    I think my daughter Damaris may be one of the biggest fans of Ariel there can be. She’s 8 now, but as a toddler and preschooler, she would tell people that when she grows up, she was going to be a mermaid like Ariel but she was going to sell AVON like her Mommy (me) does. LOL! She would love this DVD.

  2. says

    My son and I just watched The Little Mermaid this afternoon together. He’s just getting to the age where he loves animated movies and will sit and watch one the whole way through. Of course, I have that movie on VHS and need to upgrade it too.

  3. says

    OOOOOH, this looks soo cute, glad you liked it!!! My little 5 yr daughter would LOVE it if I won this for her!! Thanks girls!!! 😀

  4. Jill H. says

    My girls are HUGE Ariel fans, and got to see this at Comic-con International, but they’d love to have their own copy to watch! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  5. says

    I could have written the first paragraph myself! I was going to go out on Tuesday and get it, but haven’t found the time to yet; I will wait and see if I win this great opportunity. Thanks!

  6. says

    We would love to own this DVD! We’ve been trying to replace our VHS with DVD since our house is so much smaller now, but it’s a long and expensive process!

  7. says

    This would be so great. I loved Ariel when I was little and she is my daughters favorite princess at the moment. With a new one due the 11th this would something great for Big Sister to have all to herself!

  8. says

    The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I secretly want this one for myself. Meh, I’ll let the kids watch, too. 😉

  9. Monica says

    Hi, I loved The Little Mermaid so I’m sure I will like this one as well. Oh and my daughters also would, lol. Would love to win it!

  10. Becoming Me says

    How fun. My daughter and I both would love pop some popping corn and watch this together on a rainy day.

  11. says

    i tried entering and my comment wasn’t posted.
    I’m a redhead so the little mermaid being a “red” haird mermaid was always my fave when i was a kid. I can’t wait to see this new one. it would be awesome to win and my girls will love it too!

    ps sorry if i’ve posted this twice.

  12. says

    I was never really a big cartoon lover but The Little Mermaid was one of those that I did enjoy. This would be fun to watch and since I have no kids at home, I would then pass it on to someone else to enjoy. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  13. Tanya Moyer says

    My girls love Ariel – we’d love to own this! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!

  14. Stacy says

    I would love to win this movie. My sons love any Disney movie from Cars to Cinderella. Plus I love spending the quiet time watching them with my 2 boys. One of my son’s turns 3 tomorrow so what a surpirse that would be.

  15. says

    The Little Mermaid was my daughter’s all-time favorite movie growing up. We had the video, the read-along cassette tape, and scads of Ariel dolls and toys. We even threw an Ariel birthday party when she was four, complete with a “Flounder” cake! Hard to believe that she’s all grown up now and expecting a little one of her own in September. The new video would make a great baby shower gift for her, so I’d love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks! ;o)

  16. em's mom says

    my little girl would dance all over in the womb whenever she heard ariel singing…she’s 17 months old now, i would love to have this for her…

  17. Ally says

    My daughter wants this DVD so bad, she has been Ariel the last 2 years for halloween.. The Little Mermaid is our favorite movie to watch together.
    Thanks for entering me!!!

  18. Lachelle says

    I just ordered the original Little Mermaid (had to hunt for it since I didn’t pick it up when it was re-released a couple of years ago). Would love this one!

  19. Kelley Harvey says

    I would love to win this! We have twins who are just starting to get into cartoons, they’ll love it!

  20. Sharla says

    Do I dare admit that I want this movie for myself? I have four boys but have always love The Little Mermaid. (and my boys love it too 😉

  21. Marci says

    My oldest daughter who will 25 on 8/31 still watches her original VHS movie weekly. It is her all time fave. I bought the DVD for my now 6yo and it’s also one of her faves.

    Yesterday we were at the store and my 6yo happens to mention to me that we don’t have the new movie, yet….This would be great win!

  22. Rose says

    The Little Mermaid was my all-time favorite Disney movie, and I was so excited when I heard that they were making a prequel. I would LOVE to win this DVD… but even if I don’t, I’m definitely going to go out and buy it (or ask for it for Christmas).

  23. Ashley says

    The Little Mermaid has always been my favorite Disney movie so I’m excited to see another movie come out! My 2 year old son now loves Flounder and the other characters so he would love to see this and I have a little girl on the way that I would love to pass down my love for Ariel to!

  24. Erica says

    Oh holy cow. I loved the little mermaid when I was younger, and my daughter Taylor is constantly pretending to be Ariel, flipping her “fins” and singing the songs. Of course, that means I have to play Eric… But we would all love to win this! Thanks!

  25. says

    I’d like to win this because I am just curious. I was a Little Mermaid lover as a child and would like to see this new thing. My daughter would probably like it as well :-)


  26. says

    We watched this yesterday and loved it!! I had to see it — the original is my favorite Disney film. :0) Thanks!
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. Barbara Leatham says

    My daughter and I would LOVE to win this DVD. The Little Mermaid is very special to us and this would be ideal! Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Joan says

    The Little Mermaid has long been a dvd staple in our house. My daughter would be just thrilled to have Ariel’s Beginning. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  29. says

    My daughter loves to pretend she’s a mermaid in the tub! We’d wear this DVD out, if that’s possible. Thanks.


  30. says

    We rented the movie the day it came out on DVD and my daughter watched it 4 times before it had to go back 24 hours later! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  31. Jessica T says

    I just watched the original with my daughter yesterday (and the day before, and will probably watch it tomorrow, right?) I’d love this!

  32. says

    My daughter turned 3 last week. We are in high princess season around here, please enter me in this contest because she would LOVE it!

  33. Mommy Bee says

    Ariel is an absolute favorite in our house! Of all the princesses, my daughter loves her the most. Of course, we’d be tickled pink to win the DVD! Thanks!!

  34. Kimberly says

    My granddaughter loves Ariel! This would be nice to have for the days that she visits. Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!

  35. Natasha says

    I would love, love, love to win this! The original movie was a favorite of mine when I was little, and I would love to win this neweset addition for my little one!

  36. LeeAnn P. says

    Since my daughter just informed me that for her 3rd B-day party she wants princesses, mermaids and sharks this would be perfect to win for her. Thanks!

  37. Kristine Michelle says

    My daughter would really love this movie. I think she saw it, but she watches movies over and over and over…

  38. says

    I’ve been wanting to see this since it came out…actually since I heard of it. I really need to go back and watch the original as well. It’s been awhile. Thanks for the chance.


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